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06-01-2008, 10:40 PM
It seems that your forums are trying to be cracked. Well at least the usernames. I have tons of forum accounts over the internet with very easy to guess usernames, usually austin.

Well I have been getting emails from all these forums saying my account has been locked because someone has tried to login more than 5 times in a row unsuccessfully. It emails with the originating IP address and I have tried calling and contacting the company hosting the website that has tried to hack into my account on all these different forums. It ALWAYS originates from the following IP:

I have also contacted the company that the IP address comes from. The company is navisite.com and there phone number is 978-946-5800

Do you have any suggestions for shutting down these cracking attempts? I'm sure it is happening to tons of members and not just me.

06-02-2008, 05:44 PM
This might be more useful.

root@spider:~# whois

OrgName: Alabanza, Inc.
Address: 10 East Baltimore St., 10th floor
City: Baltimore
StateProv: MD
PostalCode: 21202
Country: US

NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-209-239-32-0-1
Parent: NET-209-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
RegDate: 1998-05-20
Updated: 2000-01-26

RTechHandle: TC12-ARIN
RTechName: Cunningham, Thomas
RTechPhone: +1-410-779-1400
RTechEmail: ipadmin@alabanza.com

OrgTechHandle: DLE60-ARIN
OrgTechName: Lee, Dong
OrgTechPhone: +1-410-779-1400
OrgTechEmail: donglee@alabanza.com

OrgTechHandle: TECHS24-ARIN
OrgTechName: Tech Support
OrgTechPhone: +1-410-779-1400
OrgTechEmail: ipadmin@alabanza.com
# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-06-01 19:10
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06-02-2008, 11:26 PM
Bots like these have been hitting forums around the net for a long time now, and it's definitely not the first time it's happened on CF either. That's why it's always important to choose a password that's at least not something like "password", one that can be guessed within 5 guesses (before the cracker is locked out for 15 minutes).

IP banned btw.